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RE: Which stadiums have you been to for CFB games? Where would you like to go?
Minnesota (TCF Bank and Metrodome)
Wisconsin
Illinois
Iowa
SDSU
UNLV
Nevada
Boise State
Texas
California
UCLA
USC
Wazzu
Oregon State
LSU
North Carolina
NC State
Duke
Virginia
Clemson
South Carolina
Belk Bowl (North Carolina and Cincinatti)
Georgia
Tennessee
Holiday Bowl (Texas and Cal)

FCS, DII and DIII
St. Thomas (MN)
Mankato State
Eastern Washington
Montana
Lehigh
Lafayette
The Rivalry (Lafayette and Lehigh)
Hampden-Sydney
Citadel
NC Central
San Diego
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RE: Which stadiums have you been to for CFB games? Where would you like to go?
Would like to go to:
LSU
Philadelphia for Army/Navy
Cowboy Stadium
Baylor's new stadium on the river
Georgia State-to see how they have reworked the Braves old stadium

Have seen college football game(s) at:
Rose Bowl
Texas
Astrodome
Reliant Stadium
Rice
Cotton Bowl
Superdome
old Georgia Dome (now demolished)
Mercedes Benz
Georgia Tech
Georgia
Tennessee
Old Gator Bowl
New Gator Bowl

Also saw a practice at Cal-Berkeley. They don't just let you in the stadiums anymore like they did as recently as the 90s.
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RE: Which stadiums have you been to for CFB games? Where would you like to go?
This thread reminds me of a road trip we took from Houston to Sante Fe. We basically did a tour of the Southwest Conference. We drive by Rice University on the way out of town, rode around the UT campus in Austin before spending the night. Then we drove to Lubbock and rode around that campus where they were having a CWS regional. Then on to Sante Fe and Albuquerque where rode around the UNM campus. On the way back we went through Ft. Worth and drove by TCU, Waco and drove by Baylor, College Station and drove by A&M. Hit New Mexico and 6 of the 8 final SWC members. SMU we missed by 30 miles and UH we had ridden by the week before (only about 5 miles from us as the crow flies).
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(01-11-2018 04:06 PM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  The coolest stadium I have every been to is Washington's.

The rest are all pretty much the same thing with a few variations outside.

Not in college football. The NFL is more like that but college football is as close to baseball in varation as you're gonna get. Then again, you're an SEC fan, so no wonder you feel that way.
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RE: Which stadiums have you been to for CFB games? Where would you like to go?
Off the top of my head, stadiums I've been to games in the FBS:

Wake Forest (vs. BC, vs. Utah State)
Duke (vs. UVA, vs. Baylor)
Appalachian State (vs. Liberty)
Clemson (vs. BC)
Georgia Tech (vs. UVA)
Georgia State??? (I guess if you count going to a Braves game? Otherwise, no.)
Florida State (too many times to count, my alma mater and hometown team)
FAU (for 4 Florida vs. the nation high school games, never for an FAU game)
FIU (vs. Louisiana Tech)
Miami (vs. FSU)
Troy (vs. Texas State, vs. Navy, and 1-2 other games I can't recall at this time)
Oklahoma State (vs. Texas)
BYU (vs. FSU)

Bowl Games / Neutral Site Games:
FSU vs. Colorado (Jacksonville)
Notre Dame vs. Navy (Jacksonville)
ACC Championship Game: FSU vs. GT (Charlotte)
Gator Bowl: FSU vs. WVU
Gator Bowl: UVA vs. Texas Tech
Champs Sports Bowl: Maryland vs. Purdue
Champs Sports Bowl: Boston College vs. Michigan State
Orange Bowl: Louisville vs. Wake Forest
Peach Bowl: FSU vs. South Carolina

FCS:
Samford (vs. App State when FCS, vs. Murray State)

D2:
Valdosta State (about once a year for the past 10yrs, plus several high school games)
West Florida? (Only if you count a minor league baseball game.)

Never been to a D3 or NAIA game.

I've also walked inside many, many, many more stadiums and taken pictures but never been to a game. Too many to list. Everywhere from SMU to TCU to Southern Miss to New Mexico to Weber State to Vanderbilt; on and on.

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Places I'd love to see a game:
The rest of the ACC stadiums I haven't been to yet.
Army
Michigan
Ohio State
Alabama
Auburn
Texas
Oklahoma
Georgia State
Georgia Southern
Liberty
Tulane
UNC Charlotte
UCLA
USC
Hawaii
Jacksonville State
Montana
North Dakota State
JMU
Grand Valley State
Plus several others I can't think of off the top of my head.

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Some random notes from my experiences:
- My experience at Clemson was awesome. Probably my favorite place I've been to so far. When I went I had a very negative view of Clemson fans, after my time there I totally changed my opinion and now I respect them quite a bit. I had a wonderful time, everyone was very friendly, and it was a great game-day experience.

- Similarly had a very good time at GT. Not quite the atmosphere as Clemson, but I actually really, really liked the view from Bobby Dodd Stadium. You feel like you're literally on the field, it's so compact. Plus the view of the Atlanta skyline all around is very neat. Combine that with the Varsity within walking distance and the GT hall of fame which is open for visitors, it's a fun experience.

- App State and BYU are by far the most scenic venues I've been to. BYU is probably unrivaled by any FBS school in the country. What an amazing view. People there were very nice as well, although the crowd was a little subdued. App State's Kidd Brewer Stadium is really a great place to see a game, nestled in the Appalachian mountains. I got to watch the game there in a box which was neat.

- Duke's Wallace Wade changed a lot between the two times I went. It's a historic stadium. Home to the only Rose Bowl game outside the Rose Bowl. It looks even nicer with the addition of all the boxes, but it does feel just a little less "classic" to me now.

- Wake Forest was fun both times I went. Nothing really much to say other than I think it's where my wife and I went to our first college football game together.

- Troy is one of my selfish favorites. They play some interesting teams at home and tickets are cheap. It's a really nice venue and the crowds are pretty good. I really like Troy's band and I always enjoy going there.

- FIU was awesome because I could spread out so much. It was homecoming and there was practically no one at the game. About 1,000, maybe less by halftime of a competitive game. I don't say that out of hate, hopefully it's gotten better. My mother was in the second graduating class there and my mother-in-law works for the dean. It's a small place, but close to the field and all the seats are comfortable.

- I have a biased view of Miami because my experience there wasn't the typical one. My grandfather-in-law is an Iron Arrow with them and has a box, so when he took me to the FSU-UM game back in 2014 I got to get my picture with Sebastian at the booster tailgate and watch the game from his box. It was an awesome time and one of the best games of the series in recent years.

- Oklahoma State was a lot of fun, although I wish there were a few more pregame traditions. I'm really into experiencing a school's traditions and really enjoying it all, and I felt like there wasn't a whole lot. At least not that I could readily find out about in my own research.
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RE: Which stadiums have you been to for CFB games? Where would you like to go?
Where I've been:

Memphis
Tennessee
Ole Miss
Miss State
Georgia
Georgia Tech
LSU
Auburn
Vandy
Florida State
Tulane
Kansas

Where I'd like to go:

Virginia Tech
Texas A&M
Notre Dame
USC
Michigan
Ohio State
Navy
Army
Air Force
Boise State
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I would say Bobby Dodd is my least favorite. Its an old stadium that reminds me of the Reds old Crosley Field. You have restricted sightlines in the lower deck due to the supports.

Rice is my favorite. There isn't a bad seat in the house (if you ignore the splinters on some of the bleachers-but they've replaced almost all of those by now).
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It's just too bad a team worth anything doesn't play there. Rice hasn't been good since the stadium was more or less brand new.

Just one more reason Rice should actually get serious about athletics or quit. They have all the tools.
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(01-11-2018 01:01 PM)TerryD Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 10:10 AM)tcufrog86 Wrote:  Been to for a game
Oklahoma - at least 50 times
Baylor (old stadium)
TCU (old stadium and renovated Amon Carter) - at least 50 times
Wisconsin - about 15 times
Minnesota
SMU - x2
North Texas (old stadium)
Notre Dame - x2
Arizona - x4
UTEP (for Sun Bowl, Notre Dame vs. Miami)
Houston (old stadium) - x3
Rice - x2
Iowa State - x12
Iowa
Wyoming
Colorado State (old stadium)
Alamo Dome (Notre Dame vs. Army)
Lincoln Financial (Army vs. Navy)


I was also at those two bolded games. Too bad we couldn't have met up and tailgated together....I really enjoyed the Sun Bowl in 2010.

Which two games did you see at ND Stadium?

Notre Dame vs. Pitt in 2004 & Notre Dame vs. North Carolina in 2014...2014 my brother was at Moreau Seminary, that weekend was the full ND experience.
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(01-11-2018 07:34 PM)TripleA Wrote:  Where I've been:

Memphis
Tennessee
Ole Miss
Miss State
Georgia
Georgia Tech
LSU
Auburn
Vandy
Florida State
Tulane
Kansas

Where I'd like to go:

Virginia Tech
Texas A&M
Notre Dame
USC
Michigan
Ohio State
Navy
Army
Air Force
Boise State

You don't need to see a game at the LA Coliseum, unless you just want to check it off your list. But you do want to see a game at the Rose Bowl.
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